Monday, Sept. 8's Lowdown

Supposing for a sec that you didn't expend all your life force over the weekend, you could conceivably fill your eyes and ears with curiosities this Monday:

  • Start your arty night at upstart venue The Sanctuary where you'll be treated to Silver Ochre, a series of short films featuring live accompaniment by pianist Thollem McDonas. In addition to scoring mini-avant-garde movies, your Lowdown will note that McDonas has his own Wikipedia page, and then we will step away.
  • That performance wraps up about the time a band hat trick — comprised of Teach Me Equals, RedRumsey and The Tweeners — beings its rotation stage at the Jambalaya. Please nod your head along with Teach Me Equals song “Swallow the Smoke” above.
  • If you're stuck in Eureka, The Siren's Song Tavern is where the bands are. In addition to playing gongs and gamelans, Geist and the Sacred Ensemble claim to use "tools like power drills, hammers and chains to add texture" to their music. The Lowdown provides evidence of this below.

--Andrew Goff

Events

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Thollem McDonas
The Sanctuary / 8-9:30 p.m. / $15
Silver Ochre is a 47 minute series of short films ranging from 30 seconds to 4 minutes in length capturing moments in time, each with their own story, and in stark contrast one from the other. Thollem has scored these films and accompanies them live with a vintage electric piano.
822-0898 / ladyandsir@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Geist and the Sacred Ensemble, Medicine Ball
The Siren's Song Tavern / 9 p.m.
"They use gongs, gamelans, banjo and tools like power drills, hammers and chains to add texture."
442-8778 / thesirenssongtavern@gmail.com / Web site / View Comments

Teach Me Equals, RedRumsey, The Tweeners
Jambalaya / 9:30 p.m. / $7 / 21+
Indie for you.
822-4766 / Web site / View Comments

Open Mic
Shamus T Bones / 7 p.m.
Every Monday with bluesy hosts Jim Lahman Band.
407-3550 / Web site / View Comments

Friendship Circle Dance
Moose Lodge / 7-10 p.m. / $4
Dancing to live music featuring tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
444-3161 / View Comments

Swing Dance Night
Redwood Raks / 7-10 p.m. / $5
With a live band. $5.
616-6876 / View Comments

Quiz Night
Blondies Food and Drink / 7 p.m.
Aww, show people how smart you are when you drink. Adorable.
822-3453 / Web site / View Comments

Poets on the Plaza
Plaza View Room at Plaza Grill / 8 p.m. / $1
Humboldt wordsmiths gather and read at each other.
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Really Cheap Bowling
Harbor Lanes / 8 p.m.-midnight
$1.75 per game? Steeeee-rike!
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Jimi Jeff Open Jam Night
Simon LeGree's Roadhouse Saloon / 8:30 p.m. / 21+
Jam in the middle of nowhere -- really as far east as you ever want to go.
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Rude Lion Sound
Ocean Grove Lodge / 9:30 p.m. / 21+
Reggae/dancehall night.
677-3543 / Web site / View Comments

Movie Showtimes

Broadway Cinema
  • AS ABOVE SO BELOW: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40
  • CALVARY: 1:20, 6:40
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 3:30, 8:50
  • GIVER: 1:00, 6:25
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 12:15, 3:10, 6:05, 9:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 12:05, 2:55, 5:45, 8:35
  • IDENTICAL: 12:25, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20
  • IF I STAY: 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:05
  • LET S BE COPS: 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30
  • LUCY: 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 9:20
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 4:00
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 12:00, 1:15, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 1:05, 3:50, 6:30, 9:15
Mill Creek Cinema
  • EXPENDABLES 3: 2:55, 8:15
  • GIVER: 5:45
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2D: 3:15, 6:05, 9:00
  • IF I STAY: 3:25, 5:55, 8:30
  • LET S BE COPS: 4:15, 6:50, 9:25
  • NOVEMBER MAN: 3:10, 6:00, 8:45
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 2D: 6:35
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 3D: 3:55, 9:15
  • TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2D: 3:50, 6:25, 8:55
  • WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: 3:35, 6:20, 9:10
Minor Theatre
  • BOYHOOD: 4:25, 8:00
  • HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00
  • MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: 4:10, 6:40, 9:10